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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY:
Roadmap In Tatters As Bloodletting Escalates
NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
SCOOP COLUMNS:
Babylon Express: The Shortfalls Of Shortage
The Shrub's Big Chance To Become A Tree
How The Bush Admin Silenced The Truth About WMDs
Islam & Iraq (1): What Are The US Plans?
Islam & Iraq (2): Democracy Vs Theocracy
Hard News Is There
Chris Sanders: Killer Pork And Market Manipulation
Katya Daily

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Dyson Must Act In 11-Year-Old Caregiver’s Interests
Regional Petrol Tax On The Cards
Tranz Rail Bidding War Hazardous To Country’s Interests
Prebble’s Saving Air NZ Plan
Equal Status For Same Sex Couples Urged
Sutton Counts Trade Liberalisation Dollars
United Wants Govt PPP Role To Be Accountable
More Cops Than Ever Before Says Hawkins
Why Is Goff Regretful Of Tonga Paper Becoming Public?
Good Water For Hokianga
Pharmac Must Come Clean on Bulk Dispensing
Collaborative To Reduce Suspended Student Numbers

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Scoop Is In The House

– For today’s questions of the day see... Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 12 June 2003 [1] . Come back this evening for the transcript of today's session. - EARLIER Q&A - Tuesday's Transcript [2] - Wednesday's Transcript [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00204.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00158.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00200.htm

LEAD STORY:
Roadmap In Tatters As Bloodletting Escalates

– Israel has launched rocket attacks killing nine people in Gaza after a Palestinian suicide bus-bomb attack struck Jerusalem in retaliation for Israel’s attempted assassination on Tuesday of Hamas leader Abdel Aziz Rantisi. See… 10 Palestinians Killed in ‘Black Tuesday’ [1] ALSO: click here for Scoop's Roadmap FULL COVERAGE feature…


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00159.htm


NEW ZEALAND NEWS:

  • Invercargill schools collaborate over suspensions [1]
  • Plunket urging parents to back antibiotics campaign [2]
  • Council Asked To Call Off The Dogs [3]
  • Electricity Demand Update [4]
  • Terms of Trade Rise in March Quarter [5]
  • AA survey confirms new car depreciation continues [6]
  • Deadline for Entries in Kodak Music Clip Awards [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00203.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0306/S00019.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00066.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0306/S00134.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0306/S00139.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0306/S00137.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0306/S00046.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

    Middle East

  • Arial Sharon Says: "there will be no concessions" [1]
  • Bush Strongly Condemns Jerusalem Suicide Bombing [2]
  • Europe
  • Belgian Court Opens Way for Israeli General Trial [3]
  • Schröder Chirac want to push ahead with EU reforms [4]
  • State Department Reeker: ICC Article 98 Agreements [5]
  • Nato Defence Ministers To Meet In Brussels [6]
  • United Nations
  • 100 Nations Act To Combat Human Trafficking [7]
  • Canada/USA
  • WHO concerned resurgence of SARS cases in Toronto [8]
  • Sacramento: Mobilize Against Globalization June 20 [9]
  • South America
  • Approval of Chile, Singapore Trade Pacts Nears [10]
  • Africa
  • Discover of Earliest Homo Sapiens in Ethiopia [11]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00161.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00163.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00157.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00172.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00166.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00162.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00164.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00170.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00156.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00167.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00165.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Babylon Express: The Shortfalls Of Shortage

    - Where there is demand a supplier, whenever possible, will provide; this is the first law of economics. It is also the first law of the street - and in the streets of a once-proud capital, there is a demand being met by means illegal that has police and community groups alarmed. Welcome to the world of illicit caffeine. See... Satire: The Rise And Rise Of Illegal Caffeine [1] and Capital In Crisis As Coffee-Shortage Kicks In [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00084.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00063.htm


    The Shrub's Big Chance To Become A Tree

    - I read something recently about America's Middle East initiative, the "road map", offering Bush the chance for greatness. Verbal excess like that demands a realistic discussion of the prospects. See... John Chuckman: The Man Who Wasn't There [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00083.htm


    How The Bush Admin Silenced The Truth About WMDs

    - Six months before the United States was dead-set on invading Iraq to rid the country of its alleged weapons of mass destruction, experts in the field of nuclear science warned officials in the Bush administration that intelligence reports showing Iraq was stockpiling chemical and biological weapons was unreliable and that the country did not pose an imminent threat to its neighbors in the Middle East or the U.S. See... Experts Questioning Iraq Intel Silenced Before War [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00082.htm


    Islam & Iraq (1): What Are The US Plans?

    Recent comments made by U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz further articulate the Bush administration's less prominent reasons for removing from power the Saddam Hussein regime in Iraq. See... PINR: Washington Aims To Isolate Militant Islam [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00087.htm


    Islam & Iraq (2): Democracy Vs Theocracy

    - Two powerful forces are at work in Iraq. How they are handled will determine whether they blend harmoniously or collide in conflict. See... Opinion: Islam, Democracy, & Human Rights In Iraq [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00086.htm


    Hard News Is There

    - A letter below in response to yesterday's post. No, I don't think Americans are "the worst people in the world" - and I had misgivings about using the quote for fear of that misunderstanding. But it was a compelling illustration of the trouble ... See... Hard News 11/06/03 - Letter Etcetera [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00085.htm


    Chris Sanders: Killer Pork And Market Manipulation

    - The G8 summit was portrayed in the usual circles as a success for American diplomacy. This conclusion is apparently based on the idea that the Americans came with an agenda and had another party to go to afterward. See... SRA Commentary: Killer Pork [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00071.htm


    Katya Daily

    - Do you know, my daughter, that what I did when knowing the Will of God was to overwhelm myself with His grandeur? I would think about that same Truth. See... Katya Rivas: Your Will Be Done [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00081.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Dyson Must Act In 11-Year-Old Caregiver’s Interests

    - ACT New Zealand ACC Spokesman Heather Roy today called for ACC Minister Ruth Dyson to launch an inquiry into the case of 27-year tetraplegic John Jury, who is currently being cared for by his 11-year-old grandson. See... Jury Still Out On John Jury [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00205.htm


    Regional Petrol Tax On The Cards

    - The Government is refusing to rule out a new 10c a litre regional petrol tax to pay for regional roading initiatives, says National Party Transport spokesman Roger Sowry. See... New regional petrol tax not ruled out [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00210.htm


    Tranz Rail Bidding War Hazardous To Country’s Interests

    - The Government must abide by fresh assurances that it will not enter into a bidding war for control of Tranz Rail, says National Party Transport spokesman Roger Sowry. See... Govt Must Honour Promise On Tranz Rail [1] ALSO: See… Michael Cullen's letter to Toll Group Australia [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00208.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00198.htm


    Prebble’s Saving Air NZ Plan

    - ACT Leader Richard Prebble said the Government should, as shareholder of Air New Zealand, abandon the Qantas merger immediately. See... Cancel Air NZ Deal Now [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00194.htm


    Equal Status For Same Sex Couples Urged

    - Green MP Metiria Turei today urged the Government to "hold firm" in the line of homophobic fire, following criticism of the Care of Children Bill. See... Greens urge equal treatment for same-sex couples [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00201.htm


    Sutton Counts Trade Liberalisation Dollars

    - The trade liberalization achieved in the World Trade Organisation's Uruguay Round was worth about $9 billion to New Zealand, and had resulted in about 17,600 extra jobs, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... WTO trade liberalisation worth billions to NZ [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00199.htm


    United Wants Govt PPP Role To Be Accountable

    - United Future MP Murray Smith has called for the Government's role as a shareholder in private sector companies to be made accountable to Parliament through the select committee process. See... Govt needs to be accountable for its Air NZ shares [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00211.htm


    More Cops Than Ever Before Says Hawkins

    - Thursday's 78 graduates of Wing 210 from the Royal Police College at Porirua will bring New Zealand’s and Auckland’s police numbers to their higher level ever, Police Minister George Hawkins says. See... More police than ever following Thursday’s grads [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00196.htm


    Why Is Goff Regretful Of Tonga Paper Becoming Public?

    - ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Ken Shirley today asked why on earth Foreign Affairs Minister Phil Goff was expressing regret that an official briefing paper, he received in 2001, on Tonga has been made public. See... Tonga In A Timewarp [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00195.htm


    Good Water For Hokianga

    - Health Minister Annette King said the success of a three-year pilot to improve drinking water supplies in Hokianga shows that rural communities can access reticulated water supplies at a reasonable cost. See... Safe drinking water for small isolated communities [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00207.htm


    Pharmac Must Come Clean on Bulk Dispensing

    - Pharmac is 'spinning' its proposals, and not telling consumers the whole truth about the implications of its new bulk dispensing proposal, Green MP Sue Kedgley said today. See... Pharmac spin blurs truth [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00206.htm


    Collaborative To Reduce Suspended Student Numbers

    - A group of Invercargill schools has received funding from the new Collaborative Innovations fund to expand a project aimed at reducing student suspensions, Education Minister Trevor Mallard announced today. The Collaborative Innovations Fund provides an annual ... See... Invercargill schools collaborate over suspensions [1] ALSO: See... Fund supports Napier education project [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00203.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00202.htm

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